I threw out a Windows XP machine a while ago (the motherboard failed). I kept the hard drive and the XP installation media.
Problem is the license key was on a sticker on the machine – doh! The original manufacturer has gone bust (Evesham) and I suspect that Microsoft will be of little help.
Is there any easy way to get the license key off the hard disk? Can I just find the file with the registry data in it and get the key using a hex editor?
I really need a spare XP key for use in a Windows VM.